Alaska Bear Country Day Trip to Katmai or Lake Clark by Airplane
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Alaska Bear Country Day Trip to Katmai or Lake Clark by Airplane
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Alaska Bear Country Day Trip to Katmai or Lake Clark by Airplane

6 h
Full Day
About this activity
Looking for an amazing wilderness experience with wild Alaskan brown bears? You’ll get one on this 6-hour tour to one of the most astonishing places in Alaska. From the airport in Homer, you’ll fly in a small 6-seater plane over rugged coastline dotted with glaciers and volcanoes on the way to either Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park. It takes up to 1.5 hours to reach Katmai and up to 45 minutes to reach Lake Clark, depending on weather conditions.

When your plane lands, you’ll be in the middle of the world’s largest population concentration of brown bears! Your guide will give a safety briefing and tips for interacting with the bears before setting out.

Follow your guide along the same trails and riverbanks that the bears call home. Be amazed as you watch bears grazing on sedge grass, playing together, digging up clams, fishing, courting and mating. No barriers, fences or platforms separate you from the bears and other wildlife on this truly wild tour.

You might spot wolves, foxes, harbor seals, sea otters, eagles and many other birds during the outing. The tour provides an amazing wildlife experience for photographers, naturalists, national-park enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys spending time in a beautiful wild environment.

You must be able to walk at an easy to moderate pace for three miles in three hours on mostly level terrain. It is recommended to bring an energy-boosting snack to eat during the tour. Due to the sensitive environment, fish products are not allowed and meat products are discouraged.

You’ll want to carry a well-equipped day pack with necessities such as binoculars; camera and extra battery/memory card; insect repellent; sunscreen, hat and sunglasses; water bottle and warm waterproof clothing. Please see Additional Info for more details.
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  • Round trip transport by Cessna 206 aircraft to Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park
  • Safety equipment (satellite phone, radios, survival and first aid kits, emergency food etc.
  • Local pilot guide
  • Rubber boots
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Please see voucher for recommended items to bring
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved. You need to be able to walk for 3 miles on level but often uneven terrain
  • Not recommended for child aged 7 and under. Generally, children should be around 8 years old to participate and understand the importance of the environment we operate in
  • There are no bathroom facilities in Katmai National Park or Lake Clark National Park. Clients must be willing to relieve themselves in the great outdoors
  • Please note: Meals are not provided. There will be an opportunity to stop and eat a snack during the day. It is recommended to eat a good breakfast before the tour, bring a light snack (energy bars, fruit etc.) and have a lunch when you return. Because of the sensitivity of the environment meat products are discouraged and fish products are not allowed at all
  • Safety: the guides have over 15 years combined experience and thousands of bear encounters. The guides carry a bear flare, bear mace, hand held radios to communicate with any airplane or boat in the area, satellite phones, comprehensive first aid kit, and emergency rations and gear (enough to last a month). All guides have been trained as wilderness first responders (or higher) and have gone through intensive medical training for outdoor and remote situations
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